The second day of the HWBOT World Tour 2016 at Computex got underway today, as did the part two of the World Series Asia extreme contest. Day 1 was all about exploring the nuances of Intel’s new Broadwell-E platform, with most of the 25 overclockers using the platform for the first time. The first day doubtless had many overclockers scratching their heads a little, as any wholly new CPU would – would day two prove to be more fruitful for some new faces, or would yesterday's cream of the crop rise to the top again?
The three hour qualification round kicked off in the morning once again with 25 overclockers competing for a cash pool of $825 US dollars. Three unique benchmarks are used each day of the first four days of the contest. The benchmarks in play on day two were; XTU (full out), Memory Clock quad channel and Cinebench R15.
The leaderboard at the end of play in fact had a kind of familiar ring to it with two of the previous day’s overclockers making it to the podium for a second consecutive time. In first place however we did in fact have a new face with Italian overclocker RULE winning the day’s action with a score of 62 points thanks to wins in XTU and Cinebench. In second place we have Hazzan who won the memory clock challenge in stage 2 while in third place we find our Swedish Semi-Finalist in waiting Rauf. Here’s how it breaks down in terms of prize money:
1st Place: $500: RULE (Italy)
2nd Place: $250: Hazzan (Indonesia)
3rd Place: $125: Rauf (Sweden)
Where yesterday’s 1v1 decider added ASRock’s X99X Killer motherboard to the mix, today we saw the MSI’s X99A Gaming Pro Carbon take its turn as motherboard of choice. The random benchmark draw yielded XTU and was excepted by both overclockers without veto. The qualification round had seen RULE seemingly in possession of a very able i7 6950X chip that may appeared to have no issues reaching 5.2GHz – a fact that Hazzan was no doubt very much aware of. However, after some serious memory tweaking and optimization work Hazzan managed to score 3,275 points, just ahead of RULE on 3227 points.
Congrats to Hazzan who did really well to reach the 1v1 Face Off for the second time in as many days, joining Sweden’s Rauf in the Semi-Finals this Saturday.
Don’t forget you can catch all the qualification scoring and results on the OC-ESPORTS site, as well as great coverage of the 1v1 face Off, plus an interview with Hazzan on OverClocking-TV’s Twitch and YouTube channels.